In what could only be described as perfect conditions for golf, the 2016 BMA Cup was held at the NSW Golf Course with an early morning shotgun start.
Fifty players enjoyed the magnificent views from the fairways and the course was in pristine condition. As a championship course, NSW is always challenging and the overall results reflected this.
The event is traditionally a par event and the Cup can only be won by a member of the AMA.
The 2016 winner was Dr George Thomson with Plus 3. This caused great mirth among the players as the event has for many years been held at Concord where George has been a long-time member. However, following cries of ‘home course advantage’ we moved the 2016 event to NSW only to have a Concord member win. That puts that issue to rest. Well done George.
Runner up with Plus 2 was one of our very popular and great supporters, Dr Merv Cross.
Winner of the Sponsors and Non Doctors Trophy was Mr Hutch Ranck with Plus 4 and runner up Mr Scott Chapman of TressCox, a great supporter of the Golf Society, on Plus 3.
Nearest the Pins went to Dr Chris Browne and Mr Andrew Ball, our Lexus representative.
Longest Drive was won by Mr Andrew Ball. 2BBB winners were Dr Dennis Sundin and Mr Andrew Ball on Plus 10, which is a mighty effort on such a tough course. Runners-up were Mr Scott Chapman and Mr Mike Manak on Plus 9.
The prestigious Albert & Mary Shepherd Trophy was won by Dr Michael Burke with 77 points and runner-up, Dr Rajiv Shah with 73.
The Golf Society wishes to thank contributors to the event for their very generous support, namely, Mr Warren Rennie who donated a golf bag for the winner and printed the programs for the day, MDA National who donated a Kindle and Samsung Tablet, AMA (NSW), also regular donors TressCox, and new contributor, Lexus, who donated a Hunter Valley accommodation with a loan car package.
There is no doubt that these donations assisted greatly with the success of the traditional raffle which raised $685 for the AMA (NSW) Charitable Foundation, bringing the Society’s total donations to $4910. All golfers are hopeful that this will warrant a Certificate of Appreciation from the Foundation.
On behalf of AMA (NSW), Dr Robyn Napier extended best wishes for Christmas and the New Year to all members of the Golf Society and encouraged all present to bring along golfing colleagues to future events.
Good golfing to all.